It probably gets its common name from its love of Mistletoe. The mistle thrush is not normally a host of the common cuckoo, a brood parasite. As well as its larger size, the Mistle Thrush often appears more plump-bellied than its … 0000050014 00000 n Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos. H�DP[Li���� 0000045388 00000 n 0000003493 00000 n 0000027359 00000 n 0000004661 00000 n 0000027058 00000 n
0000026586 00000 n Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus At 26-29cm, the Mistle Thrush is one of the larger thrushes, being slightly larger than a Blackbird and noticeably larger than the Song Thrush. The Nest of bird with blue eggs.
The long tail has distinctive white tips to the outer feathers. They build bulky nests of roots, twigs and moss cemented together with mud. When on the ground, the Mistle Thrush often adopts an upright stance that further emphasises its size. 0000061161 00000 n The Mistle Thrush will nest in a variety of places from trees and bushes to cliffs or on the ground. Germany, https://www.alamy.com/song-thrush-turdus-philomelos-clutch-in-nest-germany-image247258958.html, American Robin incubating eggs in nest among tree branches, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-american-robin-incubating-eggs-in-nest-among-tree-branches-17440894.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-blackbirds-nest-with-three-eggs-in-23044464.html, Blackbird in his nest brooding eggs in a plant pot, https://www.alamy.com/blackbird-in-his-nest-brooding-eggs-in-a-plant-pot-image244196535.html, Wild bird nest with two eggs. Mistle thrush eggs are easily identified by its cool mint color and dark brown speckles.
0000033852 00000 n https://www.alamy.com/robin-redbreast-garden-bird-settles-on-a-wooden-post-image258955411.html. 0000031334 00000 n 423 69 Alamy and its logo are trademarks of Alamy Ltd. and are registered in certain countries. This is defended against all-comers, the vigilant bird trying to ensure that food resources are maintained for itself throughout the winter. https://www.alamy.com/american-robin-nest-turdus-migratorius-with-blue-eggs-in-spring-snow-flowering-crabapple-tree-white-blossoms-fell-in-the-nest-castle-rock-colorado-us-image246634696.html, Eggs of a fieldfare bird in the nest. 0000233838 00000 n Castle Rock Colorado US. Mistle thrush nests are made out of mud, leaves and grasses. Eggs are incubated for 14 to 16 days. Most of us are familiar with the song thrush, the spotty-chested snail-basher that we’ve all seen stalking our lawns and playing fields, but far fewer of us know it has an even spottier and rarer cousin, the mistle thrush. We will send you a monthly email newsletter including information on our latest research, projects to participate in, fundraising opportunities, events and interesting facts about birds. 0000614202 00000 n A fieldfare in its nest, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. You can unsubscribe at any time. 0000061749 00000 n The underwings are white, which contrasts with the colour seen in Song Thrush.
Five turquoise speckled eggs in the nest of a song thrush in their natural habitat. Macro photo. Sitemap. https://www.alamy.com/robin-redbreast-garden-bird-settles-on-a-branch-image258955406.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-blackbird-turdus-merula-nest-with-eggs-in-a-pile-of-firewood-in-the-76110910.html, https://www.alamy.com/the-nest-of-song-thrush-turdus-philomelos-five-turquoise-speckled-eggs-in-the-nest-of-a-song-thrush-in-their-natural-habitat-image374136847.html, blackbird (Turdus merula), blackbird nest with eggs in a flower box with pansies, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-blackbird-turdus-merula-blackbird-nest-with-eggs-in-a-flower-box-with-86055019.html, https://www.alamy.com/robin-feeding-in-a-wall-image266438582.html, https://www.alamy.com/macro-photo-view-through-broken-eggshell-to-spoiled-yolk-birds-throw-down-cold-egg-from-their-nest-sad-life-situation-image183814429.html, https://www.alamy.com/secret-bird-nest-of-common-blackbird-turdus-merula-with-4-turquoise-colored-eggs-hidden-in-an-old-tree-trunk-image351716739.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-blackbird-thrush-nest-amsel-vogelnest-drossel-schwarzdrossel-turdus-59373627.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-song-thrush-turdus-philomelos-the-nest-of-bird-with-five-blue-eggs-29661710.html, blackbird (Turdus merula), abandoned blackbird nest with two non hatched eggs, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-blackbird-turdus-merula-abandoned-blackbird-nest-with-two-non-hatched-58210651.html. 0000025548 00000 n %%EOF Springtime, https://www.alamy.com/a-female-fieldbird-sitting-in-a-nest-hatches-eggs-caring-for-the-offspring-springtime-image359351688.html. The nests can be very well concealed and each has a mud layer sandwiched between the ragged outside finish and the ample inside lining of fine grasses. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-fieldfare-in-its-nest-stockholm-archipelago-sweden-88680428.html. Mistle Thrush: Three to five light blue eggs with red-brown spots are laid in a cup-shaped nest built by the female of leaves, roots, grass and dirt. In the beginning family parties of five or six, later joining to create flocks of from 30 to 40, roam the countryside. 0000049111 00000 n